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Arabella Gibson

Chief Executive Officer

Arabella Gibson

Chief Executive Officer

For over seven years, Arabella Gibson has been the CEO of Gidget Foundation Australia, a national not-for-profit mental health organisation supporting the emotional well-being of expectant and new parents and their families.

Arabella is a Non-Executive Director on the board of Future Women, an organisation supporting the advancement of women to connect, learn and lead, which is part-owned by Nine Entertainment Co. Arabella is also a Non-Executive Director of Motherland, an organisation that supports rural mothers by connecting them to a supportive online community and mothers group program that rural mums can access, regardless of location.

Arabella participated in the advisory group to devise the Australian Government's Women's Health Strategy for 2020 to 2030 in Canberra and contributed to the COVID-19 National Mental Health Strategy for Children, Young People and Parents.

Named the Not-for-Profit Executive of the Year in 2022, Arabella was also a finalist in The CEO Magazines' Awards in 2018, 2019, and 2021 and a Finalist in the Women's Agenda Leadership Awards in 2019.

Arabella was also a Finalist in the NSW Government's 2023 overall NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Arabella joined Gidget Foundation Australia after a lengthy career in the media industry, working in executive management for small businesses and publicly listed entities in Australia and the UK.

Arabella was formerly General Manager UK of iSUBSCRiBE, an online magazine subscription business based in London. Before moving to the UK, Arabella was the Director of Communications for the Australian media entity PBL Media (now Nine Entertainment Co), and its subsidiary businesses Nine Network Australia and ARE Media (formerly ACP Magazines/Bauer Media). Arabella was promoted to this role, having held the Group Public Relations & Media Manager position for ACP Magazines, responsible for the PR and communication of over 80 titles.

Before joining ACP Magazines, Arabella was General Manager – Marketing & Sales for Australian icon brand RM Williams for five years, managing local and international marketing and retail business.

Prior to that, Arabella was General Manager of leading public relations firm Colvin Communications International, which included clients such as Louis Vuitton, Krug Champagne, the Leading Hotels of the World, MAC cosmetics, the Cointreau Ball, ACP Magazines and RM Williams, among many others.

Arabella holds a master's Degree in Communication Management from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.

Arabella is a mother to twins – a son and a daughter.

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